A Medicare Advantage plan, sometimes called a Part C plan, is a health plan offered by a private insurer like CDPHP® to provide Medicare Part A coverage (inpatient hospital visits, skilled nursing facility stays, home health care visits, hospice care) and Part B coverage (doctor visits, outpatient services, preventive care, some home health visits). continue reading →
Yet another legislative session is coming to a close in Albany. The idea of a single payer health care system was much discussed this session, and will likely continue as a health care topic when the legislature reconvenes in 2020. When the debate resumes, let’s hope everyone takes a moment to examine the Realities of Single Payer, as outlined in this informational video.
Sometime around 2002, as a college student at McGill University, I had an epiphany that I carry with me to this day. As a full-time student who never quite mastered effective time-management skills, I was feeling incredibly stressed and overwhelmed. Luckily, at some point, I realized that when I spent more time outside, everything suddenly became more manageable. I attributed this to the fact that I was an “outdoorsy person” who had had been inside studying more than I was accustomed to. As it turns out, spending time outdoors can be good for everyone.
Summers don’t last long in the Capital Region and the North Country. Don’t waste a moment of sunshine; get outside and go on a picnic. Whether you want to tailgate at an Albany Empire game or reward yourself after a long hike, dining al fresco is one of the season’s great joys.
Medicare plans include a standard level of coverage, and that goes for prescription drug coverage, too. Every Medicare Advantage plan must cover all services available with Original Medicare coverage. continue reading →